Category Archives: Abortion & reproductive rights

Let’s Ban Handguns. (How Democratic State Legislators Should Respond To The Supreme Court’s Decision On The Texas Abortion Ban)

Texas’ abortion ban has a novel enforcement mechanism: Usually, a lawsuit seeking to block a law because it is unconstitutional would name state officials as defendants. However, the Texas law, which makes no exceptions for pregnancies resulting from incest or … Continue reading

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An Anti-Trans Argument that’s Identical to an Anti-Choice Argument (and why it’s wrong)

Anti-choicers and anti-trans folks make the same argument: having an abortion/taking puberty blockers is too complex a decision for a teen, they say. We can’t let them choose when the stakes are so high, they say. The implication is that … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Reducing Abortion Is Definitely Their Number One Priority

I’ve gone from making about six poli cartoons a year, to making almost fifty! That couldn’t happen without the support people give my patreon. A $1 pledge really matters. Democrats often say that abortion should be “safe, legal and rare.” … Continue reading

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Cartoon: How Banning the Abortion Pill Works

Support my patreon and help me keep drawing these cartoons! I can’t always say what inspires any particular cartoon. But in this case, I know exactly. Jessica Valenti tweeted this: Not one anti-choice legislator has answered this question: If a … Continue reading

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Cartoon: If A Fetus Could Talk

Help me make more cartoons by supporting my Patreon! Okay, this one is probably in bad taste. But every friend I showed this to while I was working on it laughed. The “fetus” in this strip – who is, like … Continue reading

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Abortion in Jewish Law

I started to write a response to this comment by Limits of Language (LoL) on the A Record 102 Edition open thread, but my response got so long that I decided to make it a separate post. LoL wrote: My … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Forced Kidney Donation

If you enjoy these cartoons, help me make more by supporting my Patreon! A $1 pledge really helps. In 1971, the philosopher Judith Jarvis Thomson wrote “A Defense of Abortion,” in which she used the example of a person waking … Continue reading

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More on the (Gender) Politics of Artificial Insemination

In order for sperm banking to become the multimillion dollar industry that it is, sperm had first to be commodified, and since commodification is both economic and cultural, that is neither a simple nor a straightforward process. As Cynthia Daniels … Continue reading

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The Politics of Artificial Insemination

To prepare for a talk I’ll be giving in April, I am reading Cynthia Daniels’ book Exposing Men: The Science and Politics of Male Reproduction. I just finished the first part of Chapter 4, “Commodifying Men: The Science and Politics … Continue reading

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Cartoon: At the Pro-Life Strategy Meeting

My new cartoon is up at Everyday Feminism! Please check it out.

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